Should 16 and 17 years olds be allowed to vote in Newton municipal elections?

The City of Somerville is seeking a home rule petition to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections. Should Newton follow suit?

MBTA finalizes bus route changes 

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved 36 near-term changes to bus service, including several changes of interest to Newton bus riders (Nos. 52, 59, 60 and 501-504)   Specific details have not been announced but a summary can be found here. We...

Charter amendments on city council agenda tonight

Amy Sangiolo’s email newsletter provides the relevant links to the latest charter revisions debate. The City Council’s agenda for it’s Full Council Meeting includes a request for Home Rule Legislation to amend the City’s Charter to include 2019 recommendations...

Right Size Newton to supporters: Please be civil

In the aftermath of a recent Land Use Committee meeting about Northland during which opponents booed, hissed and jeered fellow Newton residents who support the project (for a good example go to the 1:58 mark here).), Right Sized Newton’s Leon Schwartz, sent this message in an email to its supporters..

… I find this very difficult to write, because I really appreciate the passion and energy that everyone brought to the meeting last time and I understand the frustration that arises when you feel like you are not being heard or not being listened to, but: please let’s try to keep

Newton drivers flunk Bike Newton’s red cup test

From today’s Boston Globe:

At around 6:30 a.m. last Friday, members of Bike Newton placed a line of red Solo cups along the buffer zone separating the bike lane on Beacon Street from the cars driving by on the left.

By 7:30 a.m., many of those cups had been crushed by passing vehicles.

Lucchetti picked to become Newton’s new fire chief

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has picked Assistant Chief Gino P. Lucchetti to lead the Newton Fire Department, after Chief Bruce Proia announced his retirement earlier this year, Newton Patch reports. His appointment still requires city council approval....

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